A Hackney Council lawyer has been awarded runner-up place in Private Eye‘s Rotten Boroughs Awards 2010.
In awarding the honour, Private Eye announced Lawyer of the Year runner-up as:
“Hackney’s Graham White, who sent a pompous letter to a small community newspaper, the Hackney Citizen, threatening a punitive claim for invasion- of-privacy costs after the paper put online an embarrassing recording of a council spokeswoman misleadingly telling callers that the Conservative standing in the council’s mayoral election, Andrew Boff, was not, in fact, a candidate.
“Earlier the council had omitted Boff’s election address from the official booklet containing all the candidates’ statements. ”